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Africa Working Group

The Africa Working Group (AWG) aims to address the challenges of operating across Africa to explore for, mine, process, and refine the critical minerals needed for the

energy transition.


The focus of the group is to promote Western companies as partners of choice for African industry and governments.

  • Identify key challenges that can be tackled collectively by the critical minerals industry 

  • Enable action-focused thought leadership on key issues including: access to finance, responsible practices, value-add

  • Dismantle barriers to market entry in partnership with African governments 

  • Connect like-minded businesses together

  • Diversify existing supply chains

Upcoming Events

The AWG is commencing with a three-part, invite-only in-person series in London.

  • 16th May |  Working in partnership with African governments

    • Speakers include​:

      • UK Export Finance​

      • Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office 

      • .....

  • 6th June | Caught between great powers: Navigating geopolitics

    • Speakers include​:

      • Tom Burgis

      • Peter Frankopan 

  • 11th July | Investing in African critical minerals projects

    • Orion​ Resources


Our working group sponsors are committed to responsible practices and ensuring that local communities benefit from mineral extraction processing and refining.

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